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Author Baggini, Julian
Title What's It All About? : Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2007
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Looking for the blueprint -- 2 Living life forwards -- 3 More things in heaven and earth -- 4 Here to help -- 5 The greater good -- 6 As long as you're happy -- 7 Becoming a contender -- 8 Carpe diem -- 9 Lose your self -- 10 The threat of meaninglessness -- 11 Of which reason knows nothing -- Conclusion -- Further reading and references -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Is there an ultimate meaning to human existence? Julian Baggini argues in What's It All About that meaning can be found in a variety of ways. He succinctly breaks down six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about--helping others, serving humanity, being happy, becoming successful, enjoying each day as if it were your last, and "freeing your mind." By reducing the mysterious question of "meaning" to a series of more specific questions about what gives life purpose and value, he shows that the quest for meaning can be personal, empowering, and uplifting--and within everyone's reach
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Baggini, Julian What's It All About? : Philosophy and the Meaning of Life Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2007 9780195300086
Subject Life.;Meaning (Philosophy)
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